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Information about Spring 2021 at JCC

Information Technology (A.A.S.)

Study information technology at JCC

Graduates earning the A.A.S. in information technology degree will have both an in-depth understanding of computing technology fundamentals and the skills necessary for implementation in selected environments. Information technology examines the hardware side of technology and inspects how data is transmitted, exchanged, stored, or displayed. Students complete several core courses and then select from a number of liberal arts and career electives. The wide range of electives provides flexibility for students as they select courses that further their technology-related career goals.

Graduates are able to identify technology needs and specify appropriate systems. They have the skills to perform installation, configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and documentation services. Depending on their choice of electives, students are directly employable in the areas of computer support, application support, help desk support, and network and database support.

  • This program may be completed online.
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Career opportunities

JCC’s A.A.S. Information Technology degree will prepare you for a variety of computer related careers. The potential careers and median salaries for experienced professionals, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, include:

  • Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of ​computer networks. Median salary: $81,000
  • Computer support specialists provide network and technical support for computer users and organizations. Median salary: $52,000

Courses

Semester 1

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

CSC 1560: Computer Applications Software I

4

CSC 1580: Computer Hardware & System Software

3

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3 College Composition

Mathematics Elective

Choose a course based on placement

3 Mathematical Reasoning

INT 1555: Inquire

2 Critical and Integrative Reasoning

Semester 2

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

CSC 1530: Introduction to HTML & CSS

3

CSC 2510: Introduction to Networks

3

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3 Oral Communication

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

PSY 1510: General Psychology

3 Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Elective

Recommended:

Math course if needed or

ART 1730: Intro to Computer Art/Design

3

Semester 3

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

CSC 1570: Programming Concepts/Applications

3 Values and Ethics

CSC 2470: Network Administration

3

Natural Sciences Elective

Choose a course from SUNY Gen Ed – Natural Sciences category

3 Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

Elective

Recommended:

CSC 1520: Introduction to Cybersecurity

3

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology

3 Cultural Understanding Global Perspectives

Semester 4

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

CSC 1760: Computer Applications Software II

3

CSC 2450: CIT Capstone

3 Applied Learning

Elective

Recommended:

CSC 2010: Computer Science Internship

3 Applied Learning

Elective

Recommended:

BUS 1500: Introduction to Business

3

Elective

3